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Health

A mother breastfeeds her baby. (Maurizio Brambatti/AFP/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Federal Breastfeeding Coverage Creating Confusion

The Affordable Care Act now mandates insurance companies cover the costs associated with breast feeding.

05/13/2013

A vet examines a cat.  (Liu Jin/AFP/Getty Images)

ConsumerWatch: Do Your Research Before You Have A Pet Emergency

The worst time to find a vet is when your pet suddenly falls sick – that’s why it’s important for pet owners to do some research ahead of time.

05/08/2013

A Woman's Thigh Gap (CBS4 Miami)

Troubling Obsession With ‘Thigh Gap’ Growing Among Women

You can it see it when models walk down the runway – A visible gap between their thighs, or a thigh gap. Teens and women are becoming dangerously infatuated with acquiring the thin legs and wide thigh gaps.

05/02/2013

Various vials of lipstick on display. (Matthew Stockman/Getty Images)

UC Berkeley Researchers Find Dangerous Metals In Lipsticks

A University of California, Berkeley study shows many popular lipsticks and lip glosses contain metals at concentrations high enough to pose potential health concerns.

05/02/2013

(CBS)

ConsumerWatch: Health Expert Warns Of Toxic Chemical In California Baby Products

Many parents who wouldn’t dream of exposing their babies to toxic chemicals may inadvertently be doing just that by purchasing nursing pillows and car seats that conform to California’s current flammability standard, according to Arlene Blum.

04/26/2013

breathmobile

Mobile Clinic Combats High Asthma Rates In East Bay Neighborhoods

An innovative mobile clinic is getting plenty of use as asthma and other respiratory issues plague certain East Bay communities at a disproportionate rate.

02/19/2013

A man drinks a pint of beer. (Graeme Robertson/Getty Images)

HealthWatch: Study Finds Alcohol Is Leading Preventable Cause Of Cancer In U.S.

Dr. Timothy Naimi, at Boston University School of Medicine, says this is the first time in 30 years that researchers have looked closely at alcohol and cancer deaths.

02/15/2013

A man receives a flu shot. (Mahmud Hams/AFP/Getty Images)

Flu Claims Two More Lives In Santa Clara County

One died on January 11 and the other on January 13, said Dr. Marty Fenstersheib, health officer for the Santa Clara County Health Department, adding the men, both 58 years old, had other health issues that were exacerbated by influenza.

02/01/2013

Prison Inmates

Report Finds It’s Too Soon For California To Control Inmate Care

A federal overseer says it’s too soon for California to retake control of its prison mental health system, dealing a blow to a proposal made by Gov. Jerry Brown last week.

01/18/2013

(CBS)

First Bay Area Flu-Related Death Reported In Santa Clara County

Santa Clara County health officials announced on Thursday the first known Bay Area flu-related death of the season.

01/17/2013

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